Plane Delayed? The WSJ Reviews Flight Status Alert Services.

They've reviewed a bunch of sites and alert services in this neat article: "Some Flight-Status Alerts Aren't So Alert" The conclusion is that flightstats.com is the...

Continental Airlines Tidbits…

Continental has been one of the few major carriers to consistently turn a profit. They do so not with offshoring their calling centers...

Rumor: American Airlines Will Partner With El Al To Codeshare Tel Aviv Flights!

The internet is abuzz with rumors of an upcoming announcement of an AA-El Al partnership. El Al's current codeshare agreement with Delta is ending due...

SMOKING HOT! NEW AA BONUS MILES PROMO!!!

This is definitely in response to Southwest's Fly 2 Fly Free Offer... A quick search revealed that non-stop tickets between Chicago and Phoenix on AA...

Why Can’t I Get The Fare For The Dates That I Want? A Guide To Purchasing Airline Tickets!

From my inbox,"Dan, I live in New York and I always look forward to your fare postings.My problem with your farecompare links is that...

Virgin America Is Now Selling Tickets!

The website is very flaky right now-give it some time...www.virginamerica.comThe nation's newest Jetblue copycat (LCC with high-tech, leather seats, and good customer service) is...

TAM Releases List Of 176 People On Board Doomed Flight 3054 From Porto Alegre-Sao Paulo.

Update 2-11:00AM-CNN has just published the list in English.Update: According to the Brazilian news article below, at 9AM today TAM announced that there were...

AA Launches 12 Hour Confirmed $25 Standby!

AA announced that you can now confirm a seat for $25 for a same day travel flight change within 12 hours of your desired...

Watch The Premiere Of The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Live At 6:30PM EDT!

Larry Kellner, CEO of Continental, has already promised that when they get their first 787's it will fly from Newark-Tel Aviv, which is currently...

Standby Policies

AA: -Confirmed standby is available for flights departing the same day as your original flight for $50. This can be confirmed within 12 hours of...

HURRY! Zoom Airlines Inaugurates New JFK-London Service!

There are now 4 airlines specializing in the NYC-London market.The previous 3 airlines, Silverjet, Maxjet, and EOS, offer a premium product. Zoom is...

Skybus: More Info…

I wrote a roundup on Skybus last month when they started selling tickets starting at just $10.Here is a neat article about them:"The Greyhound...

Jetblue CEO And Founder David Neeleman Forced Out!

I know that Jetblue has had some problems since their February meltdown, but this news shocked me...News Article Linky

An Introduction To Cathay Pacific Asia Miles-Part 1.

One of the numerous uses of starpoints is the ability to transfer points into airline miles at a 20,000 starpoints=25,000 miles rate.Cathay Pacific is...

The Key To Being Able To Use Your Miles: Alliances!

The number one frustration with airline miles is that after you've racked up lots of miles on an airline, there are no cheap mileage...

19th Annual Freddie Awards Results!

The Freddies are considered the ultimate bragging(and advertising) rights for frequent flyer programs.They were given out a few days ago in the Crystal Gateway...

The Backwards Future Of Air Travel???

Can you imagine having to stare at someone 2 feet away from you for an entire flight?This has to be worst idea since the...

BOILING HOT!!! SKYBUS AIRLINES INAUGURATES NEW SERVICE! TICKETS TO START AT JUST $10!!!!!!!!!

More Skybus Info LinkySkybus is aiming to become the Ryanair of the USA.They will be totally no-frills, everything that can be charged for, will...

Northwest Gets Rid Of Free Standby!

Effective April 24, Northwest Airlines will no longer offer the ability to standby for a same day flight for free.They casually slipped this policy...

Bad Month For Continental’s Newark-Tel Aviv Flight…

"Israeli Airforce Nearly Shoots Down A Continental 777"Previous Incident Linky

US, EU Ratify "Open Skies" Agreement!

Get ready for a new round of fare wars starting in March of 2008!As part of this agreement:-All US and European based airlines may...

Continental Flight 84 From Newark-Tel Aviv Suffers "Uncontained Engine Failure" While On Runway, Aborts Takeoff…

This happened this past Tuesday. I'm not sure why this story wasn't on any of the major news sites...anyone know somebody that was...

Jetblue: "We’re Still Looking For Signs Of Life In Pittsburgh…"

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Signs Of Life" Article LinkyApparently the residents of Pittsburgh have short-term memory loss.When I went to high school there, tickets to NYC(or...

Is "A La Carte" Airline Pricing Inevitable?

Spirit announced today that effective 06/20 there will be no more free checked luggage or even free soda on a flight. (Apparently last month's...

Flying AA In Coach? Go To The Bathroom In Style…

AA is now allowing coach passengers to use the first-class lavs on domestic flights and on international flights departing from the US...News Source Linky...

Airtran Rebrands "X-Fares" As "Airtran U," Adds New Benefit!

Airtran has rebranded their popular x-fares program as Airtran U.The program allows 18-22 year olds to hop onto any flight for a flat rate.In...

British Airways Announces "New Simpler Baggage Policy"

Good news! British Airways is announcing a "New Simpler Baggage Policy" effective Tuesday the 13th.How simple is it?Coach passengers can now check in only...

Flying Spirit? That’s Just Your First Mistake…

This just in from the airline that recommends its travelers to arrive at the airport some 3 hours before flight time...In the US air...

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